GTA:SA Officially Confirmed!

By Chris | 1st Mar 2004 at 15:27 GMT in San Andreas | 26 Comments

San Andreas has just been officially confirmed

After registering a number of potential Grand Theft Auto titles earlier this year, Rockstar Games has today confirmed that the next game in the series will be Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. A PlayStation 2 exclusive, the game is currently scheduled for release in North America on October 19 and in Europe on October 22.

"In the past couple of years, we have put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves to ensure we do everything possible to exceed people's expectations with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," said Sam Houser, president of Rockstar Games. "Even though we still have eight months to go, we are starting to become very proud of what we have achieved, and we can't wait to get the game into players' hands."

"We are extremely humbled by the success of the Grand Theft Auto series, and it has made us push ourselves further than ever to create a title in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that will hopefully redefine the Grand Theft Auto series and revolutionize open-ended gameplay and video game production values,"

added Leslie Benzies, president of Rockstar North.

Excellent news for everyone!

Source: Gamespot

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thinroad 1st March, 2004 @ 15:38 - Permalink

But Why only Ps2 exclusive? What about us PC players?

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zimoo 1st March, 2004 @ 16:10 - Permalink

Well VC for PC came out several months after the the PS2 one as did the Xbox one. Anyway, cool news about SA and I'm now going to be counting down the days until its out :D

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Dennis 1st March, 2004 @ 16:58 - Permalink

if there's no pc version, i'll buy a ps2, i need all the GTA's!!

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Thug-a-nomics 1st March, 2004 @ 17:55 - Permalink

It is totally great that San Andreas has now been officially confirmed, i can't wait for the release, even thought it is still a long way off

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Righty 1st March, 2004 @ 18:09 - Permalink

It will be a good time of year. GTA:SA comes out and then a month later i turn 16.

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John Lynch 1st March, 2004 @ 18:19 - Permalink

it's 8 day's before my birthday,and will it never come out on xbox or pc again? :dribble:

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Thug-a-nomics 1st March, 2004 @ 18:47 - Permalink

Well that is if it is on time of course, that would be cool tho, just around ur b'day

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crazychicken17 1st March, 2004 @ 19:37 - Permalink

Wow! This is the best news I've had this month! ^_^

Well, lets hope that R* listen to their fans, eh? If you take all the wishlists posted on GTA forums and put them together, then the list would probably fit around Jupiter three times. But, if you dont count Nestea's constant posting of shitty boring ideas on forums all over the web, the list will be about a quarter of that length. <_<

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Chris 1st March, 2004 @ 19:53 - Permalink

its gonna be released well over a month after my bday but i'll just ask for money so i can get a decent capture card so i can be the first to make an SA stunt vid :P

and yeah i hope they read all the wishlists and stuff, i expect they did. If anybody here goes to the forums on IGN they'll know that Adam, a guy who works for rockstar goes there so he will have read any wishes posted on the IGN boards

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crazychicken17 1st March, 2004 @ 20:12 - Permalink

URL for that?

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biggamer132 1st March, 2004 @ 20:17 - Permalink

Yeah, I'm on the Rockstart Mailing List, and today I got an e-mail that confirmed GTA: SA. I was about to post it here. But I guess thin beat me to it ;)

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zimoo 1st March, 2004 @ 20:19 - Permalink

Yeah I got that email too, all it said was GTA San Andreas - October 2004

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Sherman 1st March, 2004 @ 21:02 - Permalink

It looks like it gonna be a real gang scene (notice the Font of SA)

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Jakk 1st March, 2004 @ 22:24 - Permalink

To bad it didn't mention the era...

Ah well, not much news here......

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biggamer132 2nd March, 2004 @ 00:01 - Permalink

It'll probably be in the 90's. The 70's are too far back (not enough differnce to change the weapons and storyline drastically) and anything father back just wouldn't work. Also, the 2000's have been done, so only the 90's would work.

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Cam. 2nd March, 2004 @ 00:48 - Permalink

heh PS2 Exclusive...thats good so I dont miss out on mods. (I cant play it on the PC because no PC can run GTA Games)

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Spaz The Great 2nd March, 2004 @ 01:18 - Permalink
heh PS2 Exclusive...thats good so I dont miss out on mods. (I cant play it on the PC because no PC can run GTA Games)

What are you talking about no pc can run gta games? Plenty of people play GTA on the computer... :huh:

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thinroad 2nd March, 2004 @ 08:12 - Permalink

he probably means his PC.

So much for the SAU helicoptor theory

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smartboy4 2nd March, 2004 @ 11:29 - Permalink

Yawns .. it's still long :(

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Cam. 2nd March, 2004 @ 12:30 - Permalink

Yes I did mean My pc Spasmod

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Sam 5th March, 2004 @ 21:53 - Permalink

probz all saw it, but...

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vonchong115 5th March, 2004 @ 23:29 - Permalink

How do you think that the people who found out knew that it was confiremd without seeing that. LOL, I bet most of the gta community has already seen that.

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888ball 6th March, 2004 @ 09:51 - Permalink
It looks like it gonna be a real gang scene (notice the Font of SA)

its the same font as the diablos use

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thinroad 7th March, 2004 @ 09:05 - Permalink

Theres 2 versions of the SA font, Diploma and Old english. Diploma's more narrow

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Corporate_Nothing 14th April, 2004 @ 02:15 - Permalink

...yay! san andreas! how obvious

speaking of SA, i saw some recorded thing about earthquakes from CBS today in Science.. it was cool